Two Centuries of History on Long Beach Island

Two Centuries of History on Long Beach Island

by John Bailey Lloyd

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Two Centuries of History on Long Beach Island by John Bailey Lloyd

The third in John Bailey Lloyd's Long Beach Island pictorial books reveals more about the resort island's architecture, names, shipwrecks, storms, and the mainland too. It also includes a more personal focus of the people who have left their imprint on this sandy shore.

Chapters include: Summer People; Long Beach Islanders; the Lucy Evelyn at Christmas; Lifeguarding; Fishing; Fever at the Oceanic, and the Signal House; the yacht San Souci; Beach Haven Houses -- Parry House and Coral Street, Curlew Cottage, Onion Domes; Beach Haven Merchants; Engleside Baby Dairy; Purkey's Pond; Tucker's Light; the Tuckerton Wireless; Pinelands Plains, Cedar Bogs; and the story of the Hawkin' Bear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780945582977
Publisher: Down The Shore Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2005
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Bailey Lloyd was an author, librarian, newspaper columnist, speaker, and historian on Long Beach Island, at the New Jersey Shore. He died in 2003 at age 71.

Frequently referred to as "Long Beach Island's historian," although no such official position existed, he was employed as a reference librarian in the Ocean County Library System. His passion was for local history, however, and as an engaging speaker, he gave weekly talks on shore history at standing-room-only programs in his hometown of Beach Haven for two decades. He wrote a widely-read column and historical features for the Island's newspapers, which were equally popular with residents and summer visitors on the resort island.

Mr. Lloyd authored three best-selling books, including Six Miles At Sea and Eighteen Miles of History. The books focused on Long Beach Island, but captured much of the history of the entire New Jersey Shore. He also wrote two biographical introductions to other books, including The Tides of Barnegat, by F. Hopkinson Smith, and a short story included in Shore Stories, a literary anthology. He provided material and the basis for three historical videos, including programs about the Barnegat Lighthouse and the Lost Resort of Sea Haven: Tucker's Island.

Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1932, he had been on Long Beach Island since he was ten years old -- in time to see old landmarks like the Beach Haven boardwalk, the Engleside Hotel and the vast emptiness of the Island as it once was. With time out for service in the Coast Guard, graduate school and some travel, he spent nearly every summer on the Island.

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